New Zealand: Northern Choice

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-35 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-37817
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Auckland, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Christchurch: Southbound trips start in Auckland and end in Christchurch. Northbound trips start in Christchurch and finish in Auckland. They’re both the same itineraries, just in reverse.
  • Marlborough Sounds: Check out the sunken river valleys of Marlborough Sounds from an iconic Interislander Ferry. You'd wanna get your camera for this one!
  • Mount Ruapehu: It's not a real carrot, just a statue. But standing at 7.5 metres tall, it still impresses. This famous spot in Ohakune represents all of the carrot farms (and there are plenty here) in town.
  • Mount Ruapehu: Today we'll check out Mt Ruapehu, an active stratovolcano elevated almost 2,800 metres into the air!
  • Mount Ruapehu: See even more of the sights made famous by "The Lord of the Rings."
  • Huka Falls: Huka falls is a jaw-jutting display of natural hydro power. Here you'll see 220,000 litres of water tumble over the waterfall... per second that is(!)
  • Rotorua: Wait til you see 'em. Wait til you smell 'em. These geothermic mudpools are a thing to behold.
  • Rotorua: A traditional Māori cultural performance, topped off with a traditional Māori feast... this ought to satisfy even the keenest of culture vultures.
  • Auckland: Cameras at the ready folks, the views will be extraordinary here.
  • Auckland: With sailboats at every angle, this is a beaut view indeed.
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Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland, the "New Zealand: Northern Choice" trip is a guided national parks tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Wellington, Rotorua, Christchurch and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. "New Zealand: Northern Choice" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Just how much mind-boggling can be packed into a 12-day holiday? Quite a lot when you're prancing around New Zealand. We'll sashay our way from Auckland to Christchurch, chowing down on fish'n'chips and Maori hāngi meals, watching geothermic mud pools boil & signing up for adrenalin rushes that will buzz on in our minds 'til we're old and grey.
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  • Day 1: Christchurch to Kaikoura
  • Day 2: Kaikoura
  • Day 3: Kaikoura to Wellington
  • Day 4: Wellington
  • Day 5: Wellington to Mount Ruapehu
  • Day 6: Mount Ruapehu to Lake Taup
  • Day 7: Lake Taup to Rotorua via Huka Falls
  • Day 8: Rotorua
  • Day 9: Rotorua to Auckland
  • Day 10: Auckland to Paihia via Whangarei
  • Day 11: Paihia
  • Day 12: Paihia to Auckland
  • Breakfast (x11)
  • Dinner (x3)
  • Sudima Kaikoura (Or similar) hotel
  • Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman (or similar) hotel
  • Kings Ohakune (or similar) hotel
  • Lakeland Resort Taupō (or similar) hotel
  • Sudima Lake Rotorua (or similar) hotel
  • Lylo (or similar) hotel
  • Bounty Motel (or similar) hotel
  • Travel by coach
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Any international flights to Christchurch and from Auckland are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this New Zealand: Northern Choice tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
This tour has not received any customer reviews yet. However, you can expect a good tour as it is run by a trusted travel specialist who has received 9 reviews for other tours with an average 4.9 rating.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand: Northern Choice tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 July 2024, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand: Northern Choice tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this New Zealand: Northern Choice tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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